What are Hydroxyls?
Hydroxyls (HO•) are safe, naturally occurring molecules. They are created in the outdoors when the ultraviolet rays of the sun react with water vapor from the air. This is a natural process that constantly occurs in our atmosphere. Hydroxyls are the single most important agent that scrubs and cleanses our planets atmosphere.
Mother Nature uses hydroxyl molecules to cleanse and decontaminate our outdoor environment. However, hydroxyls do not occur indoors, so HGI developed a patented process, through years of field testing, and created a solution that mimics Mother Nature by safely generating molecules that naturally “seek and destroy” odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, VOCs, and other chemicals. Hydroxyls actually neutralize odor molecules and gasses by breaking down their chemical bonds. This can be done with even some of the most difficult molecules, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and ammonia (NH3).
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Are Hydroxyls Safe?
ODOROX® Hydroxyl Generators replicate this natural process:
ODOROX® implements a dual process attack on contaminants.
- The processing chamber sanitizes airflow and produces hydroxyls (HO•).
- The hydroxyl (HO•) molecules exit the chamber to decontaminate surfaces and contents
Contaminated air is directed into the chamber where ambient humidity and multiple nanometer wavelengths and frequencies combine to create an oxidizing formula and produce hydroxyls.
The quartz crystal optics are finely tuned to deodorize air flow, eradicate bacteria and other microorganisms, and produce hydroxyl molecules.
The purified air is recycled back into the environment along with hydroxyls to further decontaminate surfaces & contents.
The ODOROX® Cascade Effect
Once the hydroxyls are created, they are sent to "seek and destroy" odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, mold, VOCs and other chemicals.
Notably, the process simultaneously decontaminates the air, surfaces, and objects.
This system does not require all of the contaminants within a room to pass through the processing chamber, which guarantees a more rapid and thorough decontamination.
Outside the unit the hydroxyls immediately begin a cascade reaction in the air, creating even more hydroxyls. The cascade of hydroxyls quickly disperse throughout the air and penetrates surfaces and objects.
The hydroxyl molecule sanitizing pollutants in the far corner of the room is not necessarily the same hydroxyl molecule that exited the generator.
Any quenched hydroxyls are continuously replaced by the system, providing constant decontamination.
All ODOROX® Hydroxyl Generators are ETL certified for safety and quality assurance by the world’s largest independent testing, inspection and certification partner, Intertek. ETL is a US independent safety agency that sets standards for product safety. Click here for the Intertek website.
The ODOROX® UV hydroxyl generating technology does not use any chemicals or create any toxic by-products but merely mimics the earth’s atmospheric cleansing process and brings it indoors. The earth has used this same technique for millions of years proving effective and safe for humans, plants, pets etc.
Now, you can experience this natural, gentle and most effective cleaning agent in your own environment. This is a big departure from the drawbacks of prevailing air purification methods, such as Ozone Generation and Ionizers.
Many companies describe their products and services as “green” but what does that really mean? In the ODOROX® case, we describe this technology as “Green” because it harnesses the same wave energy as the sun and does not use chemicals or produce any residual compounds.
It merely uses UV light and humidity to create the hydroxyls to provide a cleaning mechanism. It uses very little energy and cleans some of the toughest odor and bacteria on the planet.
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